Acceleron Appoints Robert K. Zeldin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
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“Robert has built an impressive career, holding a variety of leadership
positions across clinical development, regulatory, and medical affairs
As a member of the Executive Committee at Ablynx, Dr. Zeldin contributed
to the development and implementation of the overall corporate strategy.
He was responsible for the Medical, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance,
Clinical Operations, Biostatistics, and Data Management functions and
led a team of 60. He joined Ablynx from French pharmaceutical firm
“It’s a privilege to join the Acceleron team in the pursuit of novel therapies for serious and rare diseases with significant unmet medical need,” said Dr. Zeldin. “Seldom does one have an opportunity to contribute to the development and potential launch of medicines in multiple therapeutic areas for diverse patient populations, all of whom are vastly underserved by current options.”
Prior to his work in industry, Dr. Zeldin served as a Medical Officer at
the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s
Dr. Zeldin succeeds longtime Acceleron CMO,
Acceleron is a Cambridge, MA-based, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics to treat serious and rare diseases. The Company's leadership in the understanding of TGF-beta biology and protein engineering generates innovative compounds that engage the body's ability to regulate cellular growth and repair.
Acceleron focuses its research and development efforts in hematologic,
neuromuscular, and pulmonary diseases. In hematology, the Company and
its global collaboration partner,
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Acceleron Pharma Inc.
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